Thanks for your quick replies!
As far as ports, are you meaning the plug-ins for the cable? - If so, then I have 2 ports on one side and 4 on the other. Then the main plug-in for the cable line.
We have cable internet and they offer 2 speeds of the cable internet and we have the slower one, ummm, I'm thinking it's like 500 and something maybe? The higher one is 700 and something. Wow - I'm not feeling very computer smart LOL
As far what we will be doing online - message boards, chatting, games, and I do graphics.